Donald Trump confident women will back Republicans in midterms

President Trump said Tuesday that he's confident women voters will back Republicans in the midterm elections, despite polls showing a gender gap favoring Democrats.

"I had worse poll numbers going into the last election and you saw how I did. I did phenomenal with women," Mr. Trump in an interview ...

Judges rule North Carolina elections board unconstitutional

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Changes made to North Carolina's elections board over the last year were unconstitutional, but the board can remain in place through the November elections, a three-judge panel ruled Tuesday.

The 2-1 decision agrees with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's argument that the Republican-controlled General Assembly went too ...

Saudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP

The mysterious disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Turkey is driving a wedge between President Trump and Republican members of Congress, who are pressing for an aggressive U.S. response i...

Elizabeth Warren DNA test backfires

Sen. Elizabeth Warren became the punchline for more "Pocahontas" jokes Tuesday after her high-profile DNA rollout backfired, angering Native Americans and rekindling questions about her claims to Cherokee ancestry.

President Trump called on her to apologize for "perpetrating this fraud against the American Public" after her DNA test showed she ...

Watch live: Texas Senate debate

The second debate between Sen. Ted Cruz (R) and Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D) will be held Tuesday night at 8 p.m. Central Time (9 p.m. Eastern) in San Antonio, Texas.

Did Elizabeth ‘She-Who-Lies-Through-Teeth’ Warren just lose 2020?

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is a liar. She's long been a liar, but on Monday she decided to release proof that she's a liar, in the form of DNA test results.

The Massachusetts Democrat has claimed for decades that she is part American Indian, that her mother has Indian ancestry. ...

Brazil’s Temer charged with corruption, money laundering

SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazil's federal police filed new charges against President Michel Temer on Tuesday, recommending he be put on trial for corruption, money laundering and criminal association for allegedly taking bribes to favor port management companies.

The investigation report was filed to the country's top court and obtained ...

Honduras begs migrant caravan to turn back

The Honduran government called on 2,000 immigrants Tuesday to give up their trek north and return home, just hours after President Trump threatened to withhold $65 million in U.S. money if the country's leaders don't find a way to head off the caravan.

Honduras's foreign ministry, in a statement reported ...

Saudis have a $6 million lobbying payroll despite departures

WASHINGTON (AP) - Saudi Arabia is paying influential lobbyists, lawyers and public relations experts nearly $6 million a year to engage U.S. officials and promote the Middle East nation, even after three Washington firms cut ties with the kingdom following the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Among those still in ...

Inside the Beltway: Evangelicals poised to pray for the midterms

When President Trump won the election almost two years ago, his support from evangelicals was a major driver of the win — so much so that the Rev. Franklin Graham later commented that "God showed up" at the election. Some say it also could happen with the midterm elections, now ...

Ron Jeremy says he found Dennis Hof’s body

A porn star who attended Dennis Hof's birthday party says he and a woman found the pimp's body.

Ron Jeremy says he went to check on Hof on Tuesday after he failed to meet him to travel to a scheduled event.

Authorities say Hof was found unconscious and later pronounced ...

Heitkamp apologizes for naming sexual assault, abuse victims in newspaper ad

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat from North Dakota, apologized Tuesday after naming victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse in an attack ad aimed at her Republican challenger -- after some of the women said they did not give permission for the campaign to name them, and others said they'd never experienced abuse in the first place.  

Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott resigns over ‘inappropriate comments’

JUNEAU, Alaska — The governor of Alaska says Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott has resigned over unspecified "inappropriate comments."

The move upends what was already a difficult re-election fight for Gov. Bill Walker.

Mallott's decision was announced Tuesday, shortly after Walker participated in a debate in Anchorage.

Walker, in a release, ...

Pelosi outlines agenda if Democrats retake House

WASHINGTON (AP) - Projecting confidence about her party's chances, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi outlined five of the top 10 agenda items Democrats will pursue if they retake the House in next month's election.

Lowering health care costs, rebuilding infrastructure and running the House chamber with more transparency and openness are ...